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Anna Alex

SpecialityCo-Founder Planetly
Keynote"How Companies can take Climate Action in 4 Steps - Measure, Reduce, Offset and Showcase"
Quote"To tackle climate change, it is not enough for individual companies to actively manage their carbon footprint. We need to rethink our economic system and create a new more sustainable and resilient business world."
Fun FactI started my career at startup incubator Rocket Internet in the early days of Germany’s startup scene. Nobody really knew what a startup was back then and I always had to explain what I do for a living. Luckily, I never doubted my path was the right one for me to go.

Anna Alex is the founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) of Planetly, a climate tech company that develops digital tools to help businesses calculate, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Planetly’s stated goal is to make the business world carbon neutral.

From 2012 to 2018, Anna Alex successfully built the personal shopping service OUTFITTERY. She left the operational business at the end of 2018, but continues to support the company as a board member. In summer 2019, she joined the climate protection initiative „Leaders for Climate Action“, which was launched by more than 100 digital entrepreneurs in Germany. Anna Alex is convinced that data and technology have the potential to provide companies with the necessary transparency on their Co2 footprint and translate it into actionable measures. Inspired by the goals of the initiative, and strengthened by the desire to address the climate crisis actively and entrepreneurially, Anna Alex founded Planetly together with Benedikt Franke.

Anna Alex studied economics, sociology and psychology in Freiburg and Paris and began her career at the startup incubator Rocket Internet. Over the course of her career, she has been voted Europe’s „Inspiring Fifty“, the „Most Inspiring Women in Tech“ and „Young Elite – Top 40 under 40“. Anna Alex is co-author of the Spiegel bestseller „Future Republic“.

Attend the 32nd EBS Symposium and learn more about Anna Alex and her success story.

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